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  1. patsfan55

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    how come this guy played most of the game
    he didnt play at all this yr
    this just doesnt make sense to me
    i guess they wanted vrabel on the outside
    but why make that switch now?
     
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    They probably made a switch because in SD TBC was getting torched on run D. I thought Alexander did a good job considering the situation, although they did pick on him.
     
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    They decided to put Vrabel out to get more of a pass rush in the 2nd half. I thought Alexander did a good job overall, I can't fault him for getting beat by a WR on the last drive.
     
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    nice stat line (10 solo tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble,) but part of that might reflect him being "victimized," i.e., every play going his way because he could be had. I wasn't focused enough on the individuals, swept up in the emotion.

    Ugh. The breakdown will be painful.

    PFnV
     
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    I was focusing on Alexander. He was all over the place because the Colts kept throwing at him the whole damn game, usually to Clark over the middle. He made his tackles. You can fault a lot of people tonight, however Alexander is not deserving of blame.
     
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    tough to have your first start against Manning and co..

    i think he played well..he hits hard ..i saw about 2-3 good hits from him

    he looks pretty big too..was in pretty good coverage most of the game

    im hoping we resign him..give him a shot to eventually start and keeping playing great ST
     
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    I thought it was because Colvin was out of the game. I think the announcers said something about him being ill with the flu, but I was watching in a sports bar and it was noisy and hard to hear. But he definitely wasn't on the field after the 2:00 warning of the first half. And Vrabel was out of there a lot of the time too.
     
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    Alexander started game with Colvin-Vrabel-Bruschi

    ..not b/c Colvin was hurt
     
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    OK, thanks. But did Colvin play in the second half? I didn't see him.
     
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    he did in 3rd but got taken out as did Hawkins..supposivly cramping and Hawkins had "fatigue"
     
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    As someone said, Alexander played because TBC got exposed last week and they wanted Vrabel playing outside.

    Alexander had a horrible game though. Manning picked on him all game and he was a main reason guys like Clark and Moorehead had big games.
     
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    He knew all week he was going to play.

    http://www.telegram.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070122/NEWS/701220595/1009/SPORTS

     
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    TBC got exposed???????????

    A little analysis here folks:

    San Diego, run team or pass team? I think most would say run. Who started? TBC started against the run team and did pretty good considering Seymour was struggling most of the game and needed to be relieved by Green on occasion.

    Indianapolis, run team or pass team? I think most would agree they are a passing team. Alexander, the former college Strong Safety, gets the start to work against Clark and Utecht.

    It's game planning people, and it gives you some idea of what the coaches think of a player's strengths; TBC does just fine against the run for a guy with half a season of starting experience. Alexander showed his inexperience biting on play action too much, but did okay overall. It was nice to see that folks griping about ILB, can have some relief knowing BB has been grooming one in system all along, and has another in development with Mays.
     
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    :yeahthat: I am glad to see someone who thinking ahead....I thought Alexander played good...People need to realize not much information ever leeks in the Pats camp....We still have a bright furture.....Restock,lock and load for another season.....
     
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    yeah but i still don't understand it because Banta-Cain is a good pass rusher himself, so it just doesn't make sense to me.

    either way, i agree, he did play decent. it's not like he lost us the game
     

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